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Tokyo, Japan: Bot Clerks Do Check-Ins & Other Duties


For senior fans of science fiction, this is no surprise. It was just a matter of time when bots take over many human jobs, including hotel services. Last year, evil-looking android male clerks became part of the new Harry Potter hotel exhibit in Florida’s Universal Theme Park.

They look real, but other than automatic moves, don’t actually do anything. Now, it’s happening at another theme park, the Huis Ten Bosch in Tokyo, at its new Henn-na Hotel. Here the robotic clerks are amazingly and anatomically real, and they actually check in arriving guests.

They resemble pretty young smiling women, giving and taking info. This situation requires a stern message for senior guy travelers to Tokyo: No matter how lifelike they seem, you can’t take one up to your hotel room with you.

www.japantimes.co.jp/.../28/...park-get-hotel-staffed-robots

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